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Year: 2017
Original Title: A Dog's Purpose
Length: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Studios: Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 05 2017

United States: January 27 2017


Ranking: 1,490 out of 15,447 movies (up 558)

Ranked #221 in list 'The best movies ever'


9.3 by 4 users

4.9 by 7 media


Based on a novel of success, the story centers on Bailey (among many other names), a dog that is reincarnated in a puppy, and in turn has in his head the question that many humans are constantly asked, what is the meaning of the life? Over the years he will ask what the meaning of his existence is, while helping his various owners, but always with the intention of meeting him first. The film speaks to us from the perspective of the dog and most of the time we hear the characters speak from the perception of the dog. It is a dramatic film, but at the same time with a touch of humor. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström ('Chocolat') and written by Cathryn Michon. Josh Gad as the voice of the dog, and actors known as Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton.


Cast A Dog's Purpose



Trivia A Dog's Purpose

Originally, the voice for the dog was supposed to be provided by Bradley Cooper, however, it has since been changed to Josh Gad. This will be the fifth time Josh Gad has done a voiceover performance for a major motion picture. Prior to theatrical release, controversy arose when behind the scenes footage surfaced and appeared to show some dogs suffering. As a result of the leaked footage, the film?s premiere was canceled in U.S.